Candles add elegance and sophistication to any home. Not only are they beautiful for their scent, but also for the cozy candlelight they produce. We have compiled top candle care tips to help you make the most out of your candles.
It might seem like a candle, but there are many things you can do with it. You can make the most of your favorite candles by using best wax for candles and by learning a few tricks that will help you avoid sooty glass and lopsided burn.
Fragrance can add personality and dimension that can almost be an extension of your brand. “There’s nothing better than walking into a home with a wonderful smell. It says that the owner cares about their space as well as those who share it.
The First Burner
To ensure a long candle’s “life”, burn the candle until the wax melts on the surface of the vessel. This will prevent tunneling and ensure an even burn. Although this may take 2-4 hours to complete, it will ensure that your candle lasts.
Trim Your Wicks
“We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to keep your wick short to get as much out of your candle.” It is a good idea to trim your wick before lighting. You only need to trim the wick to 6mm. This will keep it from mushrooming and causing sooty smoke. This controls the flame size, which will allow you to get the most out of your candle.
How to Handle Soot
If there is soot buildup on the vessel’s inside, you can extinguish the candle and wait for it to cool before wiping it with a clean, damp cloth. Remove the wick and light it again.
Clean the Wax
You must keep the wax pool clean of all wick trimmings, matches, and other debris.
How to Extinguish an Anti-Candle
Use a snuffer to extinguish the candle. Dip the wick in the melted wax, and then straighten it to stop smoking. Don’t blow out.
Keep Away From Windy Spaces
Draughts can reduce the time it takes to burn, make smoking uneven, and cause a diminished smell throw.
How to Detect If Your Candle Is Properly Burning
The flame must burn efficiently if it does not flicker, is teardrop-shaped, and stands upright. A candle should not smoke, flicker, or become too hot to light. These signs are indicators that the candle is not properly burning and that the flame is not being controlled. Let the candle cool and trim the wick. Then, check for drafts.
Do Not Burn All the Where Down
Candles should be kept from burning if they have less than 10mm of wax left in the jar. It is tempting to burn the candle until it is gone but we strongly discourage this. To avoid burning the candle too long, the flame must have a solid base of wax.
Maximize You Scent Throw
You can disperse the scent by opening doors and windows. To achieve maximum fragrance close all windows and doors. Allow the flames to burn for 30 minutes before you enter.
How to Store Candles
Keep your candles in a dark, dry place. A glass cloche protects your candles from dust and makes them look even more beautiful.
Avoid placing candles where they are likely to be exposed to direct sunlight, indoor lighting, or other sources of light like a spotlight.
How to Clean Candles
A soft cloth or nylon can be used to gently rub the surface of a candle to remove fingerprints and dust. The cloth can be dried or lightly dampened with water.
Follow the Instructions
Candles can be dangerous and must be used with care. Always read and adhere to the safety and usage instructions provided by the manufacturer. Burn a candle no longer than the manufacturer recommends.